Criminology in Canada

Canadian Criminology Courses

Criminology programs in Canada for international students

A criminology degree at a Canadian university will introduce and explain the criminal justice system in great detail, providing you with various transferable skills that can help you forge a career in various fields and sectors.

Students will study various topics and modules, including Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Society, Sociology of Crime and Control, Globalisation and Crime and Criminal Justice in Action, whilst you'll also benefit from training in criminological methods such as analysing big data, conducting interviews and using quantitative analysis.

Practical experience will see students investigate mock crime scenes and analyse evidence, while guest speakers will include judges, police and probation workers. Placements and work experience can also be found with local government forces.

Graduate Criminology Careers

Many Criminology graduates move into roles within the criminal justice system, pursuing careers in policing, crime prevention, victim support, prison service, social work and probation.

Criminology Entry Requirements

International applicants must have good communication skills and a demonstrable interest in the subject and course.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each Canadian university.

Where can I study Criminology in Canada?

To learn more about the best criminology universities in Canada, find details on the top ranking Criminology and Criminal Justice programs in the EduRank Guide 2024 below:

  1. University of Toronto
  2. Simon Fraser University
  3. University of British Columbia
  4. University of Montreal
  5. Carleton University
  6. University of Ottawa
  7. Queen's University
  8. York University
  9. McGill University
  10. University of Alberta

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